A consortium of solar thermal electricity experts, coordinated by CENER, has started to test the key components of an innovative concentrated solar power plant configuration that promises to considerably increase the efficiency and reduce the levelised cost of electricity of CSP technologies. The development of this new plant concept is [...]
Interview with José Manuel Suarez and Marco Antonio Carrascosa. Reported from CSPPLAZA: When it comes to solar thermal power industry, people cannot avoid mentioning one name, Spain. Recently, this country has occupied a unique position and leading the development of CSP technology across the world, but much to surprise, its cruical [...]
A group of local and international banks have optimised the funding of the 100MW Andasol 1 and 2 solar concentrated solar power plants in southern Spain. The plants’ owners – Antin Infrastructure, Deustche Asset & Wealth Management and Grupo Cobra – opted for the equity and debt optimisation due to [...]
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California (US), the world’s largest solar power plant, is a concentrating solar power (CSP) complex that uses more than 300,000 mirrors to generate electricity. On 19 May when a small fire shut down a generating tower the mainstream press jumped on the news [...]
Proceeds will be used to reduce corporate debt and reinforce its balance sheet.
Healthy contracting activity leading to new record E&C backlog of €8,833 million.
Abengoa says sells its fourth packet of assets, consisting of two concentrated solar power plants in Spain, to its Abengoa Yield affiliate for 277 million euros.
The European concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity remained stable in 2014 and will probably post a negligible increase in 2015.
Costs are declining, a large variety of technologies are under development, and thermal energy storage (TES) is becoming increasingly important
SENER's facilities in Madrid (Spain) will be visited on April 14 by the Committee on Environment and Climate Change of the Spanish Senate, led by its President, María Jesús Ruiz Ruiz.
The production of concentrated solar thermal energy in Spain has broken its record in 2014 to reach 5,013 GWh of energy generated.
Dr Luis Crespo, general secretary of the Spanish Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) association Protermosolar: “We shouldn’t be worried. We need to talk to them.”
Abengoa’s geographic diversification continues to be one of the key factors behind its growth and strategy.